Assignment: Create a pencil drawing of a still life scene at home that includes one sphere.
Draw a 9" x 12"rectangle in your sketchbook. You will create your drawing in this rectangle. You must use the entire rectangle.
The still life should have a minimum of three objects. The objects that you collect may have personal importance to you or have a theme or relationship. ( example- a still life of fruit).
Set up a spotlight on the still life so that you can clearly see all of the values in the objects and clear and defined shadows and highlights.
Set up the still life somewhere that it can remain untouched for the length of the assignment.
Create a value drawing of the still life utilizing the techniques that you previously practiced in your value scale drawing and sphere drawing.
Be sure to start with small thumbnail sketches prior to starting the drawing.
When selecting the best composition remember to place all objects on a surface- you do not want any
" floating" or cut off objects.
This assignment should take two hours.
Part 3- Essay: Self Evaluation
Completed During Exam
Describe your artwork and identify improvements and growth
For this part of the exam you will need to gather two works of art that you created this year
(it may be in class work or homework).
You will be writing about these two works of art and identify how you have improved in your art skills, technique and level of depth in your artwork. You will write about any improvements that you feel you have made in your art this year.
Part 3= 10% of Mid- Year Exam Grade
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Writing Rubric-refer to this rubric when writing:
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Part 2- Art History, Art Vocabulary and Writing
Completed During Exam
You will be completing this part of the exam in class on during the exam time. You will bring your completed work of art and your folder with the notes on the artists and architects that we studied.
You will need to review these notes. You will be asked to identify the artists, write about them and compare and contrast their works of art.
Part 2= 30% of Mid-Year Exam grade
Mid Year Exam Project- Part 1
For the mid- year exam you will create a new work of art that combines many of the elements and principles of design and art history that we studied this semester.
Read the details carefully and ask questions. You will need to plan for the project, sketch ideas and demonstrate your process before completing the finished work of art.
For the first part of the assignment you will need to sketch in your sketchbook 3-5 different ideas to full the assignment and bring them in for a class critique on Monday, January 14.
Create a work of art that depicts a city scene and tells a narrative story from your life, fiction or history.
In this two dimensional work of art you will:
1. Collage a background with a distinct color scheme that illustrates the time of day and mood or feeling
( view the work of Jacob Lawrence)
2. Create a city scene that illustrates buildings and or architectural structures that are inspired by Antoni Gaudi and/ or Frank Gehry
3. Include figures that tell a show and or action that are inspired by the simplified shapes in the artwork of Keith Haring, Jacob Lawrence or Faith Ringgold
4. Write the story you are illustrating in your artwork. This maybe written on the actual artwork, on the borders or below ( see Faith Ringgold's story quilts) or on a separate piece of paper
9" x 12" Paper
Magazines for collage
White Drawing Paper
Grading Criteria: Part 1
Part 1 = 60% of Mid-Year Exam Grade
** Part 1 is due on the day of the exam. No late projects will be accepted
This is full year foundation course that will aid in your understanding and creating a wide variety of 2-D and 3-D artwork.